One killed and one injured in Millard Plane crash

Published: May. 27, 2018 at 8:49 AM CDT
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Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was critically injured in the crash of a small plane at the Millard Airport Sunday morning.

The crash was reported at approximately 8:45 a.m. First responders arrived to smoke and flames rising for an airport runway.

Assistant Omaha Fire Chief Joe Salcedo said, "The plane was fully involved, on fire."

Video shot moments after the crash shows a large plume of black smoke as emergency crews were arriving on scene where the small plane had hit the ground and burned.

Three medical units were dispatched and a medical helicopter was called.

The fire was quickly contained and authorities then confirmed that a man had died in the crash. Omaha Airport Authority Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said, "There is one fatality."

A woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Dispatch told 6 News that her condition deteriorated while en route to the hospital.

Investigators believe those were the only two people on board but could not immediately confirm that. No identities were immediately available.

Wreckage was strewn across the area as officials began their preliminary investigation.

Traffic restrictions were in place as authorities began to piece together what happened. 132nd Street had been shut down between Q and Z but was reopened in both directions later in the morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified. They will send teams to take over the investigation.

The airport was shut down after the crash. Authorities on scene did not specify when operations would resume.